Photo Credit: Lucy Parakhina

Photo Credit: Lucy Parakhina

Kristina is a dancer and choreographer based in Sydney Australia. Through choreography and dance Kristina makes performance work that explores notions of impermanence, fragility and mortality in nature, humanity and our environment.

Kristina premiered her first major work A Faint Existence produced by Force Majeure (now produced by Performing Lines) for Performance Space’s 2016 Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art at Carrigeworks Sydney.  A Faint Existence delves into our microcosmic existence on a macrocosmic scale and how our existence on mass has had enormous impact as a geophysical force.

Kristina was commissioned by Sydney Dance Company (SDC) to make a work for New Breed season 2015. Her work Conform for eight male dancers premiered in Ludwigshafen Germany and Carriageworks Sydney.  In 2016 she made Pacific for SDC Pre-Professional Year.  Kristina has collaborated with film maker Neil Mansfield making a dance and video installation Grave for the Lockup Gallery Newcastle with support from Catapult Dance.  Most recently Kristina made a commissioned piece for Expressions Dance Company and Opera Queensland for Mozart Airborne. 

In 2017-2018 Kristina is developing new work Mountain commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Kristina has over 18 years of performance experience performing throughout Australia, Canada, UK, USA, Asia, Israel and Europe working with companies, independent choreographers and collaborators; Kate Champion's Force Majeure,  Garry Stewart's Australian Dance Theatre, Gideon Obarzanek's Chunky Move, Australian Ballet, Lucy Guerin Inc, Stephanie Lake, Lisa Wilson, Sydney Theatre Company, Legs On The Wall, Narelle Benjamin, Anton, Tanja Liedtke, Craig Bary, Victoria Chiu, Martin del Amo and Victoria Hunt.

Kristina has been awarded a Helpmann Award for her performance in Narelle Benjamin’s In Glass (2011) and two Australian Dance Awards for Tanja Liedtke’s Twelfth Floor (2006) and construct (2009).